Wednesday, May 25, 2011

CMCIG Workshop 2011

Friday was the annual Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Curriculum Materials Center Interest Group (CMCIG) Spring workshop; this year our host was Stephanie Bange, Director of the Charles & Renate Frydman Educational Resource Center at Wright State University. Our workshop theme, "Local Resources and Collaborations," presented a wide-range of valuable resources to attendees.

The day began (after a continental breakfast) with a presentation and discussion of Audio Books led by Stephanie Bange, Wright State University's ERC director, workshop hostess, and member of the Odyssey Award committee. Next on our agenda was a tour of the Virginia Hamilton & Adoff Resource Center featuring an introduction by Dr. Dana Murray Patterson, Director of the Bolinga Black Cultural Center at Wright State University. We had opportunity to learn about resources housed in these centers and were granted access to explore the Virginia Hamilton collection.

The next presenter was Mary Anne Kirk, manager of the Educational Projects & Services, ThinkTV Network, Greater Dayton Public Television. Ms. Kirk highlighted local PBS resources available to educators, specifically those in Ohio. We ended the morning with a tour of the ERC, including the Dayton Holocaust Resource Center housed at Wright State.

A short road trip later, thanks to our proximity to Wright Patterson AFB and the National Museum of the United States Air Force, we enjoyed a picnic lunch followed by a docent led tour of the "Prejudice and Memory" exhibit at the National Museum of the United States Air Force conducted by Renate Frydman, director of the Dayton Holocaust Resource Center.

Many thanks to our workshop host and current CMCIG chair, Stephanie Bange, for her efforts designing and presenting our spring workshop! Take a few minutes to watch the CMCIG 2011 Flickr slide show featuring workshop photos.

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